National elections

February 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Brazil's vice president says his nation will maintain its strategy of avoiding military intervention when it comes to neighboring Venezuela. Monday's tweet by Vice President Hamilton Mourao came as U.S...
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February 25, 2019 - 9:14 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A large Nigerian observer mission says it expects there will be no need for a runoff presidential election because a "clear winner will emerge," though no candidate is expected to receive more than 55 percent of...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:10 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Official results of Nigeria's presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa's largest economy and...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:50 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's prime minister claims that incumbent president Macky Sall has won re-election, though the opposition rejects the assertion and says the vote should go to a runoff. Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, who is from the ruling party, told reporters late Sunday...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is highlighting family ties to Las Vegas as he visits Nevada and casts his presidential campaign as a movement to bridge American divides through social justice. The New Jersey senator spoke Sunday to about 500 people in North Las Vegas in...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:36 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Early results from Moldova's parliamentary elections show no party has secured a majority, a result that could leave the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces. With about a fifth of Sunday's votes counted, the broadly pro-Russia...
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February 24, 2019 - 12:06 pm
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria faced a second day of voting in scattered areas on Sunday in a presidential election seen as too close to call, while the death toll from vote-related violence mounted in Africa's largest democracy. The electoral commission said it was happy that voting was generally...
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February 24, 2019 - 9:40 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's President Macky Sall sought re-election Sunday on his record of building roads and creating jobs, while opposition supporters maintained those efforts had not reached many in this West African country where young men often risk their lives to migrate to Europe. This...
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February 24, 2019 - 9:06 am
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Nigeria's election commission says it is happy with Saturday's generally peaceful election but it reports the killing of an election worker. Chairman Mahmood Yakubu says the worker was hit by a bullet while returning...
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February 24, 2019 - 5:56 am
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of civilian volunteers who call themselves the Vigilante Group of Nigeria have banded together to try stem the violence from Islamic extremists and other bandits who have turned parts of Nigeria's north into a war zone. The self-defence group, which works closely with...
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